23 Jun, 2019 in Kunming

Kunming is the capital of Yunnan province and probably your first stop in the area. A few highlight well known attractions in the area, like the nearby Shilin Stone Forest, and Green Lake Park at the center of town. Down towards the south east is the Guandu Ancient Town, an older section of the city […]

12 Jan, 2019 in Kunming

Yunnan province was one of my highlights so far touring around China, and the base was Kunming. Dali, Lijiang, and the smaller towns in Yunnan are the real attraction, but Kunming also has a few attractions worth visiting. I spent a day walking around the central area and exploring, the main attraction there – shopping […]

25 Dec, 2018 in Dali, Visions

Yunnan province in China remains one of the best trips I’ve ever done in China, and I’ve done plenty in China. One of the unexpected treats was Dali, specifically the gorgeous old town and my visit to the huge mountains nearby. I’m a sucker for cable cars, and Dali offered one of the most amazing […]

21 Dec, 2018 in Lijiang, Visions

Lijiang in Yunnan province was one of the nicest visits I’ve had so far to China, and I’ve been around – to many parts of China. A beautiful well kept old town, little streams and canals, with some world class attractions.   This is a photo walk summary of my visit to Lijiang, in Yunnan […]

14 Dec, 2018 in Lijiang

On the northern side of Lijiang, starting from Wufeng Pavilion, is a large area that extends the old town of Lijiang, with a beautiful lake park, with grand views of the snowy mountains in the back (like Jade Dragon Snow Mountain). At the center of the lake are pagodas, and a few attractions (like the Lijiang […]

7 Dec, 2018 in Lijiang

Yunnan province and Lijiang were some of the nicest visits I’ve had to China so far, and I’ve been around – to many parts of China. Lijiang has a very well kept old town, and some world class attractions. At the center of the old town is Lion Rock Mountain with its Wangu Tower overlooking […]

1 Nov, 2018 in Lijiang

Shuhe was a delightful unexpected surprise, a recommendation I received when I was visiting Lijiang, to get away from the tourist crowds. A 30min taxi toward the northwest, and you’re there. It’s an ancient water town offering tranquility, peace, and quiet. A bit like Lijiang, it also offers long winding alleys with small water canals, […]

18 Jun, 2018 in Kunming, Visions

Kunming was my starting point for the Yunnan adventures. Kunming is a big Chinese city, and lacks the charm of the other places I visited in Yunnan, but in the day I arrive and the day I had before flying back I did manage to see a few charming places like green park and Longmen […]

16 May, 2018 in Lijiang, Visions

Roaming around Yunnan I visited most of the obvious tourist destinations, starting from Kunming, then Dali, and finally Lijiang. What I didn’t plan, but found a delightful surprise, was an ancient water town about 30 minutes north-west of Lijiang called Shuhe which I visited to escape the endless tourist crowds visiting the very same destinations. […]

20 Apr, 2018 in Kunming, Visions

In my recent visit to Yunnan province in China I spent a few days roaming around, from Kunming, to Dali, to Lijiang and Shuhe, and then back for a final day near Kunming to fly back to Hong Kong. In that last day before going back I was looking to do something a bit different […]

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